September 17, 1950 - May 12, 2019
Eugene “Gene” Joseph McQuade, Jr., 68, of Bluffton passed away on Sunday afternoon, May 12, 2019, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Gene was born on September 17, 1950 in Janesville, WI to Eugene Joseph McQuade, Sr. and Delores La Vone (Squire) McQuade. He graduated from Parker High School in 1969 and furthered his education at the University of Wisconsin. Gene worked for the Rock County Highway Department in Wisconsin. He worked for General Motors from 1977 until his retirement in 2007. Gene married Sandra Kay (Pann) on April 1, 1970 in Janesville, WI. Gene was active in many sports, including softball, bowling and golf. He enjoyed watching his family participate in sporting events, and even coached little league. An avid bowler, Gene was inducted into the Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He scored three hole-in-ones on the golf course, and even sky dove out of a plane. Survivors include his wife Sandy in Bluffton, a daughter, Mindy K. (Bradley D.) Breidenstein of Janesville, WI, a son Chad W. (Dune) McQuade of Ossian, and five grandchildren; Aaron M. Studebaker of Milton, WI, Cole A. Studebaker of Janesville, WI, Mercades A. McQuade of Fort Wayne, Makya K. McQuade & Maeli J. Cassel both of Ossian. He is also survived by siblings; Kathleen M. McQuade of Madison WI, Patricia J. Jones of Janesville, WI, William R. (Pat) McQuade of Columbia Falls, MT, Carol A. (Bryon) Herzig of Janesville, WI, Linda S. (Jeff) Gardner of Lake Havasu, AZ, David H. McQuade of Janesville, WI, Delores M. (Jessie) Portillo of Donna, TX, Theresa L. (John) Aube of Bend, OR, Denise M. (Tom) Novachek of Lake Port, CA, Michelle E. (Randy) Powell of Venice, FL and Timothy L. McQuade of Janesville, WI. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 3 to 8 P.M at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Memorials may be made to Fresenius Kidney Care of Wells County or the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home of Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com.
Eugene “Gene” Joseph McQuade, Jr., 68, of Bluffton passed away on Sunday afternoon, May 12, 2019, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Gene was born on September 17, 1950 in Janesville, WI to Eugene Joseph McQuade, Sr.... View Obituary & Service Information
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